Ellen Mueller

Teaching Social Practice Event

by Ellen Mueller on May 23, 2017, no comments


Remember that awesome regional event I held in 2016 on 4D foundations? Well, I’m putting together something similar…

For this October, I’m planning a free 1-day event/conference focused on teaching social practice. It will be located at UMass Dartmouth, and I’m surveying people to set the exact date and content.

Please spread the word! I’ve targeted people in Massachusetts / Rhode Island / Connecticut, but anyone is welcome.

Also, there are 3 travel stipends available for part-time instructors and/or grad students… read more at the link:

Spring Semester 2017 Re-Cap

by Ellen Mueller on April 30, 2017, no comments

3D Design Class Spring 2017

The semester went really well! In 3D Design we focused on moldmaking/casting, 3D printing, woodworking/sewing, inflatables (pictured above). In Drawing II/Adv Drawing we focused on copying/synthesizing/morphing, as well as figure drawing and color (pictured below).

Hannah Schoolcraft

Copy stage of the Copy/Synth/Morph assignment

In Video Art we went on a field trip to DC to see the Bill Viola exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, in addition to making a bunch of videos (pictured below).

DC field trip spring 2017

Photo Credit: Jada Bisset and Rachel Griffith

Moving to U Mass Dartmouth

by Ellen Mueller on April 27, 2017, no comments

Star Store Campus - downtown New Bedford. Many of the spacious, well-lit studio facilities offer stunning views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

Star Store Campus – downtown New Bedford. Many of the studio facilities offer views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

I’m excited to announce, I’ve landed a job at U Mass Dartmouth as a full time lecturer of studio art/social practice! For those unfamiliar with the field, social practice focuses on social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. I’ll be moving over the summer, and will start teaching in the fall.


College of Visual & Performing Arts – main campus building

Serial Box Video Festival

by Ellen Mueller on April 22, 2017, no comments

Chief Resource Management Officer Series: Rocks

Good news! “Chief Resource Management Officer Series” has been selected as one of the featured videos in the latest edition of the Serial Box Festival in Columbia, Missouri. They jury selected only 7 featured videos (plus eighteen non-featured) from more than 313 entries from 24 countries.

The videos will be screened before an outdoor audience gathered outside the Serial Box storefront as well as drivers and pedestrians who happen to be passing by. Videos are rear projected onto the plate-glass window at night, glowing and accessible to viewers and passersby. My video will be screened on the evenings of May 18-19, 2017. Screenings will also loop for 2 straight days on weekends between now and the end of December.